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Advice to Prospective PhD Program Applicants for 2012

The Columbia Ethnomusicology PhD program will be accepting applications for 2013 admission this fall. If you are considering applying to our PhD program in Ethnomusicology this fall, here are some important links and points of advice. 

The deadline for applications for 2013-14 matriculation has not yet been set by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), but has typically been set at Dec. 15 in most recent years.  All applications for graduate study in Music must be completed online through the GSAS website.  The actual application process starts here.

Please read the following resources carefully before contacting faculty or staff members in the Music department.  Once you have familiarized yourself with these materials, you should address any further questions about the program by sending an email to the faculty member who serves as the "Area Chair" for each subdisciplinary program - for Ethnomusicology, that's Prof. Aaron Fox for 2012-13 ( 

Please be advised that ALL applicants must submit GRE general exam scores. Most international applicants must submit TOEFL scores. Information on these exams can be found on the GSAS web links below.

For questions about the details of the admissions process and general admissions requirements, you should contact the GSAS admissions office via the GSAS website.

Important informational links -- Please read these sources before contacting the Department with questions!

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Home Page
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Admissions Home Page
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Frequently Asked Questions (on Admission) Graduate School of Arts and Sciences International Applicants Information
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences - Loans, Fellowships, and Financial Aid
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Bulletin Page for Music (PhD and DMA)

General Information on Columbia's Grad Programs in Music
General Guidance for all Applicants to Our Graduate Programs in Music
Ethnomusicology Area Home Page
Ethnomusicology Grad Program Specifics
Ethnomusicology Grad Program - Frequently Asked Questions

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